The Formula One Paddock won’t ever change, with drivers entering the motorsport working actively to sustain their positions. These individuals cannot be blamed with millions paid out to drivers. However, few admit their mistakes & willingness to eliminate new blood from entering the F1 Paddock. One driver has admitted to participating in “Blocking Paths into F1”, which follows after that competitor was confirmed to be leaving Formula One after 2020. Romain Grosjean from Haas confirmed that he’d actively convinced team directors not to elect new drivers. That admittance came after reporters’ questions Grosjean on his thoughts that Haas is selecting two “Rookie” drivers.
Romain Grosjean & Kevin Magnussen have both been terminated from their Haas contracts, with remaining teams in Formula One confirming that neither driver is on their radar. Both Magnussen & Grosjean have to locate new motorsports like IndyCar or Formula E for future placement in racing. Haas stated that terminating Grosjean & Magnussen resulted from financial losses associated with Covid-19. It’d been rumoured for months that after a poor performance in 2018 to 2019, Haas drivers were likely to get fired. Team Boss Guenter Steiner was given the necessary means to move forward after the pandemic.
The two rookie drivers being selected by Haas are rumoured to be Mick Schumacher & Nikita Mazepin. Choosing these drivers would be beneficial for Haas, with Mazepin maintaining substantial experience in Formula Two & Mick Schumacher sustaining a legacy that’ll garner greater popularity for Haas. Haas has confirmed neither of these rookie drivers. However, it’s expected official contract announcements will come in one or two weeks.
The Career of Grosjean
Romain Grosjean hasn’t maintained a prominent career in Formula One, acquiring a maximum of ten podium finishes. Grosjean would never win a Grand Prix in Formula One though. His career began in Renault in 2009 for several races, before poor performances displayed by Grosjean prompted his unexpected firing towards the season’s end. He’d return to Auto GP/GP2 until 2012. Lotus F1 Racing would give Grosjean his 2nd opportunity on the Paddock, where ten podiums were obtained. His career with Haas has been considered horrendous & will quickly be forgotten.